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More Endangered Humpback Whales In The North Pacific
2011-10-19 03:45:12

Scientists have increased the estimate on the number of humpback whales in the North Pacific Ocean in a paper published in the journal Marine Mammal Science.

2009-03-27 06:00:00

The world's first conference on marine protected areas for marine mammals MAUI, Hawaii, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The conservation of the world's most iconic ocean species, whales and dolphins, is to take a step forward next week with the launch of the first conference on protected areas for marine mammals.

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2006-05-07 18:25:00

The humpback population roaming the North Pacific, estimated at about 10,000, is believed to have been growing at an annual rate of about 7 percent since the mid-1990s. And as more whales swim to Hawaii from icy feeding grounds, boaters are navigating around some 1,000 calves born in Hawaiian waters each year.

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2006-02-16 06:59:34

A 40-foot humpback whale wiggled off into the deep without a look back after ocean researchers and volunteers freed it from a tangle of abandoned fishing lines and other debris, possibly saving its life.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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